Questions for Parent Governing IT Risk
What are the dangers of the Board relying solely on the CIO?
When the board of directors only relies on the CIO, according to Michael Parent and Blaize
Reich, its like the CFO saying there is no need for financial
IT Leader: 16 questions
What is the trade-off / tension between standardization / innovation?
There are several trade-offs when a department like IVK must decide between standardization
and innovation. Companies that standardize processes give more freedo
IT Leader: 17-18 questions
In Chapter 17, Williams changes his attitude toward Barton and the IT needs. What might
account for this transition?
Williams changed his attitude for a few reasons. IVK is prospering. They stock is
increasing, sizable bonuses w
IT Leader: 15 questions
What should Barton do about the Ivan Korsky Problem?
If I were Barton, I would leave Ivan alone until the Alpha3 project was complete. Barton does
not have the luxury of rocking the boat in the current circumstances. If pressure is
IT Leader: 10-11 questions
What does "duck a punch" mean?
By sharing the news of problem early on, once youve verified some semblance of a concrete
problem, you avoid a major problem. Your boss should hear about a problem early on and the
worst possible c
IT Leader: 12-14 questions
Which vendor, contract structure, and service delivery model should IVK choose?
Vendor: Based on the information in the book, I am included to select VerxaWeb. The
understanding of the culture and commitment to IVK is a powerful
IVK Ethics Paper
All too often Business Ethics is looked at and slightly scoffed at today. Though we dont see lots
of our decisions as being incredibly ethical, most decisions do have a premise of being ethically
made. IVK is a financial services company